Can myocardial infarction be rapidly identified in emergency department patients who have left bundle-branch block?

@article{Kontos2001CanMI,
  title={Can myocardial infarction be rapidly identified in emergency department patients who have left bundle-branch block?},
  author={Michael Christopher Kontos and R H McQueen and Robert L. Jesse and James L. Tatum and Joseph P. Ornato},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={431-8}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES Fibrinolytic therapy is recommended for patients who have chest pain and left bundle-branch block (LBBB). However, the presence of baseline ECG abnormalities makes early accurate identification of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) difficult. The predictive ability of clinical and ECG variables for identifying patients with LBBB and AMI has not been well studied. We sought to determine the prevalence and predictors of myocardial infarction among patients presenting to the… CONTINUE READING
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